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Patrolman Michael J. Kavanagh | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York


Michael J. Kavanagh

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, May 29, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 1300

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Kavanagh was struck and killed by a vehicle fleeing officers. He had stopped on Southern State Parkway near Newbridge Road in an attempt to divert traffic when the suspect vehicle struck him. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor and Purple Heart for his actions.

Patrolman Kavanagh had been with the agency for ten years.

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Uncle Mike I was only 7 when you were taken much too soon. Aunt Janie and mom were like sisters. I can remember all the get togethers we shared as a family. I can't believe that you have all been reunited once again and now, thanks to the Internet, so have Janie and I. You are still missed all these years later

Kelly Knutsen Krumme
May 28, 2014


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